Missed all the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe news at this year's E3 Media & Business Summit? Never fear – here's a round-up of all the goodies for you as PlayStation marches on through 2008 and into 2009.
A massive array of exciting new titles were unveiled on PlayStation systems at Los Angeles' annual E3 Media & Business Summit 2008, as well as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's plans for the immediate future.
Dozens of genre defying software appealing to both seasoned and casual players were showcased, including the long awaited likes of the creation-driven platform world of LittleBigPlanet, the open sandbox domain of superhero epic, inFamous, the wild tropical racing action that is MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and first person extravaganzas Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 - all gracing PlayStation 3 in 2008 and 2009.
In addition to revealing new content for over 20 previously announced first party titles, there was also the introduction of ten never seen before games, including the PS3 bound adult action feast God of War 3 and the 256-player online shooter, MAG, PlayStation Network software Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, and sparkling new PSP titles Resistance: Retribution, Patapon 2 and LocoRoco 2.
Other original content available through PlayStation Network was also on display, granting access to previously unseen footage of the experimental PixelJunk Eden, the independent gaming experience of Flower, the episodic Siren: Blood Curse and previously unannounced games such as CRASH COMMANDO and Fat Princess.
In addition to the crisp first party line-up, a selection of titles from third parties was spotlighted, such as Sega's ground-breaking role playing game, Valkyria Chronicles and Namco Bandai's Ultimate Ninja Storm, featuring fully 3D free roaming, combat driven gameplay.
PS3 owners who may have missed out on some of the earlier classic titles released on the system are also in for a treat with the introduction of the Platinum range on PS3 on August 1, 2008 which will give you the opportunity to experience great games at a low price. The initial line-up includes Heavenly Sword, MotorStorm, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Resistance: Fall of Man and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction. Each title will retail at a bargain price, meaning there's no excuse to pass up these great games.
Newcomers to PlayStation 3 will also be able to enjoy a new 80GB model when it hits European shores on August 27, 2008. The new model will offer all the features and functionality of the 40GB model, with double the storage to accommodate more games, movies, graphics, music, photos and other entertainment content - all for the same price. New hardware bundles for PSP and PlayStation 2 are also promised.
Want more? The revolutionary online community experience, PlayStation Home, is gearing up to let you explore a whole new world of interaction and entertainment for the end of 2008, letting you shop, chat, play and much, much more all through your PlayStation 3, meaning there will never be a better time to get online with PlayStation.
E3 just scratches the tip of what's in store for you on PlayStation, so stay with au.playstation.com for more information on these products as they arrive.
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